Designer of the Week: Yehuda Devir

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Tel Aviv–based Designer of the Week Yehuda Devir spends his time illustrating posters, comics, books and the like, and when he’s not doing that, he’s illustrating his life adventures with his wife, Maya Zeltzer, who’s also an illustrator and graphic designer. Take a look at some of his smile-inducing work here, and be sure to follow him on Instagram @jude_devir.

Name: Yehuda Devir

Location: Israel


Design school attended: I graduated with B.Des. in Visual Communication at Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

How would you describe your work?

Joyful and makes people laugh—affects people.

work by yehuda devir

Where do you find inspiration?

In everyday life, my wife, things I like, artists I like …

Who are some of your favorite designers or artists?

Jim Lee, Tomer & Asaf Hanuka, Skottie Young, Frank Miller, Frank Cho, Joe Kubert, Stuart Immonen, Kim Jung Gi.

Do you have a favorite among all the projects you’ve worked on?

It’s hard for me to decide, but two significant projects I have done/am still doing are my graduation project (Cinephile) and my and my wife’s blog.

designer of the week yehuda devirCinephile (click to enlarge)


Is there a project that stands out to you as having been the biggest challenge of your career so far?

My graduation project was Cinephile—a mural, 11 meters long and 2 meters high, giant scene of 300 most iconic moments and characters from the film industry (1920–2016).

​What do you hope to accomplish in the future?

The sky is the limit … books, TV show, continue with my and my wife’s blog … and so on … I am open to any suggestions.

work by yehuda devir

What’s your best advice for designers today?

Do not stop practicing. There is no limit to your ability. Everything is possible if you want and work hard enough.

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